Generic Name: nisoldipine (nye ZOL di peen)
Brand Name: Sular
Medically reviewed on April 3, 2017
What is Sular?
Sular is calcium channel blocker that relaxes (widens) blood vessels and improves blood flow.
Sular is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).
Sular may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.
Before taking this medicine
To make sure Sular is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
congestive heart failure;
liver disease; or
It is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
It is not known whether nisoldipine passes into breast milk or if it could affect the nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding.
Sular is not approved for use by anyone younger than 18 years old.
How should I take Sular?
Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Take Sular on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.
Do not crush, chew, or break a Sular tablet. Swallow it whole.
Your blood pressure will need to be checked often.
Keep using this medicine as directed, even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. You may need to use blood pressure medicine for the rest of your life.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking Sular?
Sular side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
swelling in your legs or ankles;
pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest; or
chest pain or pressure, pain spreading to your jaw or shoulder.
Common side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
See also: Side effects (in more detail)
What other drugs will affect Sular?
Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any you start or stop using, especially:
any other heart or blood pressure medicines;
This list is not complete and many other drugs can interact with Sular. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Give a list of all your medicines to any healthcare provider who treats you.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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